Pulwama, Mar 29: A Pulwama family is taking care of the Panchayat house since last several decades but is yet to get a single penny as salary.
Ghulam Mohammed Ganaie (70) son of Mohammed Ramzan Ganaie resident of Murran village of Pulwama has even received burn injuries on his whole body while saving this panchayat cum school but has never got anything from the government.
Ganaie while talking with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the day panchayat established in the village, his father started taking care of the Panchayat and continued the same process for about 30 years but never received a single penny.
“After the death of my father, my brother started taking care of it and he also worked there for over 10 years and now I am taking care of the building since the last thirty-two years but has never received a single penny,” he said.
He while showing his burn injuries on his body said that he put his life at risk but didn’t let any person torch this building.
Ganaie said that at a time when the government is claiming that they are taking democracy to grassroots level but on the ground who have sacrificed their whole life for this cause are being ignored and aren’t getting any respect anywhere.
“I have met higher officials in this regard several times but their promises on the ground have proved a hoax,” he said.
Locals said that Ganaie belongs to a very poor family with no source of income and must get some help.
They requested LG Manoj Sinha and secretary RDD to look into the matter on humanitarian ground.
It is pertinent to mention here Govt middle School Murran uses the panchayat building for teaching purposes due to lack of space at the school—(KNO)